Saturday, August 31, 2013

Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods



Vol. 11, Issue 1, June 2013
http://www.ejbrm.com/volume11/issue1

Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods
Vol 10, Issue 1, 2012
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=sGI3Ly9k0OgC


Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods
Vol 9, Issue 2
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=oeM-3PldJqYC



Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods
Vol 1, Issue 1
http://www.ejbrm.com/volume1/issue1

Field Methods for Academic Research: Interviews, Focus Groups and Questionnaires 2nd Edition - Dan Remenyi - 2012 - Book Information



Field Methods for Academic Research: Interviews, Focus Groups and Questionnaires 2nd Edition

D. Remeny

Academic Conferences Limited, 2012 - Business - 191 pages

Google Book Link

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Mgu6NWtQVpQC

European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies - Proceedings - Book Information



Tenth European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
2011
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=S9mHvl4poqkC

Ninth European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ASE-b_Rl-QAC


Eighth European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
2009
A case example of participant observation - page 178
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=S7CDl-cbPnUC


Seventh European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
2008
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=3WJ6dTIr8iEC

Sixth European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=VtYcSTUV0nQC

Fourth European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=S0ItBEuNoU4C

Third European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ln-dxm6xxFAC
When is doctoral dissertation ready for submission - Page 291

Game or Role Play in Business and Management Research



Using Role Play Simulation to Study Entrepreneurship from a Process Perspective: Theoretical Grounding and First Empirical Perspective
http://alexandria.tue.nl/openaccess/Metis215449.pdf

Focus Group Research in Business and Management






Tracey Coule, (2013) "Theories of knowledge and focus groups in organization and management research", Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 8 Iss: 2, pp.148 - 162


THE USE OF THE FOCUS GROUP TECHNIQUE INMANAGEMENT RESEARCH: THE EXAMPLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGYTECHNOLOGY SELECTION 

Journal of Contemporary Management, Volume 6 2009 Pages 229 - 240
http://www.academia.edu/535154/The_use_of_focus_group_technique_in_management_research_the_example_of_renewable_technology_selection_in_Africa


TBY USING FOCUS GROUPS IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
Ereiba, Y.H., Glass, J., and Thorpe, T.
Khosrowshahi, F (Ed.), 20th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2004, Heriot
Watt University. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 857-65.
http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2004-0857-0865_Ereiba_Glass_and_Thorpe.pdf



‘Breaking Down the Barriers: Using Focus Groups to Research Small 
and Medium Sized Enterprises’ 

International Small Business Journal, Vol. 19, No.1, pp 44-67, 2000. 
http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2280/1/Stokes-D-2280.pdf

Case Study Research in Business and Management - Bibliography


Case Study Research Presentation by D. Remenyi
2013
http://www.ru.ac.za/media/rhodesuniversity/content/facultyofcommerce/documents/Case%20Study%20Research%20February%202013.pdf


Case Study Research - Book by D. Remenyi
Academic Conferences Limited, 2012 - Case method - 153 pages
This book highlights where the challenges are and what needs to be done to become a competent case study researcher. Although the case study research method is increasingly important and used by many researchers it is still not well understood. This book explains the main issues which have to be considered before case study research is undertaken as well as providing check lists as to how to go about using this research approach. Case study research is not an easy option and this book points out where the challenges are and what needs to be done to become a competent case study researcher. Issues which are given particular attention include different types of case study, the issue of how many cases are required, research proposals and research protocols when using case studies, the collection and analysis of data. It also addresses the analysis of case study data, the case study write up and how to evaluate a case study.
Google Book Link - with Preview facility
http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Case_Study_Research.html?id=Z2QJrX_6gbYC



The Use of Qualitative Content Analysis in Case Study Research
Florian Kohlbacher
Volume 7, No. 1, Art. 21 – January 2006

Management Research Methodology - K. N. Krishnaswamy et. al - 2006 - Book Information



Management Research Methodology: Integration of Methods and Techniques
K. N. Krishnaswamy, Appa Iyer Sivakumar, M. Mathirajan
Pearson Education India, 2009 - Business & Economics - 600 pages

Google Book Link http://books.google.co.in/books?id=u6_oUieR79AC

Good content in the book

Field Experiments Research in Business and Management




Leading to Make a Difference: A Field Experiment on the Performance Effects of Transformational Leadership, Perceived Social Impact and Public Service Motivation
Nicola Bellé, Bocconi University
Paper presented at the 11th Public Management Research Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, June 20-22 2013.
http://www.union.wisc.edu/pmra2013/Paper%20Submissions/Renamed/Leading%20to%20Make%20a%20Difference%20A%20Field%20Experiment%20on%20the%20Performance%20Effects%20of%20Transformational%20Leadership,%20Perceived%20Social%20Impact%20and%20Public%20Service%20Motivation.pdf


The Role of Management in Productivity - Field Experiment in India
Paper by N. Bloom, 2013
http://www.stanford.edu/~nbloom/DMM.pdf
http://worldmanagementsurvey.org/?page_id=179


Determinants of Mobile Advertising Effectiveness: A Field Experiment
Yakov Bart ; Andrew T. Stephen and Miklos Sarvary
2012 INSEAD discussion paper
http://www.insead.edu/facultyresearch/research/details_papers.cfm?id=30492


On boundaries between field experiment, action research and design research
2012 paper
http://www.uta.fi/sis/reports/index/R14_2012.pdf

Field Experiments with Firms
2011 Paper, IZA, Germany
http://ftp.iza.org/dp5723.pdf




Ethnography Research in Business and Management





Colin Dey, (2002) "Methodological issues: The use of critical ethnography as an active research methodology", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 15 Iss: 1, pp.106 - 121


USING ETHNOGRAPHY IN STRATEGIC CONSUMER RESEARCH
2002 paper
http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/research/areas/topics/management/outputs/publication/?id=112

Digital ethnography: The next wave in understanding the consumer experience
Design Management Journal, 2003
http://www.dmi.org/dmi/html/interests/research/03142MAS75.pdf

ETHNOGRAPHY, ETHNOGRAPHERS AND HOSPITALITY RESEARCH:
COMMUNITIES, TENSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Peter Lugosi, PhD
School of Services Management, Bournemouth University
http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/11185/2/P_Lugosi_THPD_Final_Resubmission.pdf

Ethnographic Research Methods in Business and Information Systems Research
Ann Brown and Jessica Iacono
Page 79
Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Research Methods
28-29, June 2012
http://phd-research-methodology.blogspot.com/2012/10/proceedings-11th-european-conference-on.html

Gartner: Call for Participation - Ethnography within enterprise, 2013
http://blogs.gartner.com/mike-gotta/call-for-participation-ethnography-within-the-enterprise/

ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES: ETHNOGRAPHY, CASE STUDIES, GROUNDED THEORY AND ACTION RESEARCH
Course page: http://badm.au.dk/uddannelse/badm-phd-courses/badm-phd-courses-2013/advanced-qualitative-research-methodologies-ethnography-case-studies-grounded-theory-and-action-research/

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lack of Internal Validity - A Complex Example


Positive Affect and the Complex Dynamics of Human Flourishing by Barbara L. Fredrickson and Marcial F. Losada is a popular article published in 2005.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3126111/


But see this critique on the above paper

The Complex Dynamics of Wishful Thinking: The Critical Positivity Ratio.
Brown, Nicholas J. L.; Sokal, Alan D.; Friedman, Harris L.
American Psychologist, Jul 15 , 2013, No Pagination Specified. doi: 10.1037/a0032850

We examine critically the claims made by Fredrickson and Losada (2005) concerning the construct known as the “positivity ratio.” We find no theoretical or empirical justification for the use of differential equations drawn from fluid dynamics, a subfield of physics, to describe changes in human emotions over time; furthermore, we demonstrate that the purported application of these equations contains numerous fundamental conceptual and mathematical errors. The lack of relevance of these equations and their incorrect application lead us to conclude that Fredrickson and Losada's claim to have demonstrated the existence of a critical minimum positivity ratio of 2.9013 is entirely unfounded. More generally, we urge future researchers to exercise caution in the use of advanced mathematical tools, such as nonlinear dynamics, and in particular to verify that the elementary conditions for their valid application have been met.
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2013-24609-001/


According to the criticism, the research paper by Frederickson and Losada does not have internal validity.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Knowledge Nodes and Creativity



Baba Shiv, Priofessor of Management Science, Stanford Graduate School of Business

If you want to be innovative, you've got to come out of your silo.

It's important to be in regular dialogue with people who are not in your industry and to read in areas that are unrelated to your work. Picking up books on history, science and other large and small topics can get different areas of your brain going.  This kind of information building allows you to develop  "knowledge nodes" - synergistic conglomerations of data that can be unexpectedly combined to create great solutions. This is how Steve Jobs operated - his wide ranging interests allowed for a creative lifetime of connecting the dots.

Source
Why CEOs need to be creative
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-08-23/news/41437580_1_sachit-jain-india-study-trip

A Nodes Model for Creativity in Mathematics Education
http://oro.open.ac.uk/33560/2/